Maindrian Pace

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  • Location Mesa, AZ
  • Full Name Mike Schnur

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  1. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1979 Chevy Corvette _reworked from a Promo   

    Very impressive, as is the conversion to the Impala.
  2. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Stock, front bench seat /interior tub - 1964 Cadillac   

    Right on!
  3. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Fixing a 1960 promo body   

    I've got one just like it. Every single '60 Falcon promo turned into a banana. They were horrible. A resin body and a '61 promo chassis or cut down Ranchero chassis fixes them up pretty well, though.
  4. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Ford Galaxie dog fish hub caps.   

    Also in the Trumpeter '65 Ranchero.
  5. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet Update! Getting that roof right! 9/17/16   

    Very nice work, Bill. Here's a '67 coupe I did around 25 years ago. It's basically the same type of conversion, except I trimmed and re-shaped the tops of the fastback 1/4 panels instead of using the '66 top sections. I should have done it that way, it would have been less work. Same work on the roof.


  6. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1982 Dodge Dip - Louisiana State Police - Custom Parts   

    Phoenix had them too, around '84. They were pretty bad, even by '80s standards, almost anything could outrun them with their little 2.8 V6's. It was hard for the cops to look tough driving around in Celebrities with 13 inch wheels. They didn't last for more than two years.

  7. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic End of an Era - Verlinden Productions Closing   

    Quite likely. Here's a story for you: We had a customer that ordered Verlinden and other WWII diorama products from us periodically. We were happy to get the stuff for him, it was always a special order item and no other hobby shop wanted to go through the trouble of going through an off-the-map distributor. So we ordered this bombed-out urban scene for him, a corner of a building in some unnamed city in Europe, street piled with rubble, and it's basically a box of plaster castings of bombed, blasted, and broken scale brick and other debris. So he carefully goes through each piece, and he finds one small slab of building that got broken in shipment. He goes 3/4 psycho, blaming us, Verlinden, the distributor, the shipper, you name it. Now, 1) it could have been glued back together in seconds, and 2) as this was a scene of chaos and destruction, it wouldn't have made any difference, and nobody would have known any differently.
    So another customer, a WWII armor modeler, comes up to see what the commotion is all about. He asks the guy if he will take the product. The guy says "No!" So he says, "add it to my pile, it will be a perfect backdrop for my Comet, (British tank) but it will have to be broken up a bit more." The first guy just shook his head and left.
  8. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic End of an Era - Verlinden Productions Closing   

    That's sad, Verlinden was always a good seller for us when I worked at a Hobbytown in the late '80s.
  9. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Stock, front bench seat /interior tub - 1964 Cadillac   

    Just got a package from Norm. Included was this.

    It's not a regular catalog item, but he'll make a set for you. Are they nice? Do you have to ask?
  10. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Ford Automatic Transmission Help!   

    The AMT '70s F-350 (any issue) has a fairly nice FE C6 trans.
  11. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - New Body Fitted and Mocked   

    Nastiest little Pinto street freak in the history of ever! The early body was just what the Dr. ordered.
  12. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic The guy who does the incredibly lifelike dio photos: another article   

    Maybe he's just not good at figure painting, and he didn't want a bunch of toy-looking people goofing up his otherwise realistic scenes.
  13. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

  14. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 75 Ford Granada   

    Very nice!
  15. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Impressive   

    Not exactly. It costs 20% of the total to sell on ebay, so he'll see around $2,324 of that $2,950, or about $38.70 an hour for 60 hours work. Still a pretty good wage for a job that you like.